AbsoluteVisit.com have put together their list of Top100 places to experience in the world and the result is really quite overwhelming! From epic animal migrations to astounding natural scenery, the list’s creators, Will and Brad, have thought outside the box in an attempt create an inspiring resource for keen travellers or even just those looking to daydream.
The Great Wall of China takes number 1 spot. Image courtesy of exfordy
The list isn’t static; just as travelling provides opportunity for individual development, the list has the potential to adapt with shared experience. Whilst the list includes the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining wonder out of the original seven of the ancient world, it steers away from tourist clichés and excludes sites such as Niagara Falls or the Leaning Tower of Pisa in favour of the more obscure.
The British Museum makes number 72 out of 100 and is the only entry from the British Isles. The list features 19 countries spanning five continents that Frontier runs projects in including: Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Tanzania, Thailand, Venezuela, and Zambia. Check out all opportunities to volunteer abroad with Frontier on the website.
The iconic Taj Mahal makes number 9 on the list. Image courtesy of archer10 (Dennis)
What the website does acknowledge is that their list is subjective of their personal experiences of travel and not fully comprehensive of all the world has to offer: ‘We’ve found it’s impossible to compare new vs. old, nature vs. man-made, classic vs. modern.’
The site offers vistors the unique chance to virtually tick of the places on the list they’ve visted, rank the place, and contribute a blog reference creating an online travel community. An exciting travel buzz is further encouraged from linking to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pintrest, allowing people to share thier knowledge and experience of different places and echoing the communal storytellying aspect of travelling itself.
- The Great Wall of China
- Pyramids of Giza
- Machu Picchu
- Serengeti Migration
- Galapagos Islands
- Grand Canyon
- Angkor Wat
- Antarctica Cruise
- Taj Mahal
- Iguazu Falls
Do you think Will and Brad have got it wrong? What’s been missed out? What shouldn’t have been included? Let's find the reader who's been to more of these than anyone else by tweeting us @FrontierGap, finding us on Facebook, or posting a comment below.
By Maria Sowter